Meet Our Team
At Mis Amigos we look forward to coming to work each day to care for your pets. Meet our team that goes the extra mile to make sure your pet's stay is safe and enjoyable.
General Manager & Trainer
Gail is the General Manager of Mis Amigos Pet Care Center, now in its 15th year of a steadily growing business. She has always shared her life with animals, and today lives with three Arabian horses, two dogs, and three cats. For more than three decades, she has lived in southwest New Mexico where she also raised a human family. She now enjoys spending time with her grandchildren.
Gail has been able to devote time to showing her dogs. She has competed successfully in conformation, obedience, rally obedience, and agility. She has also trained and handled therapy dogs. She is a graduate of the Karen Pryor Academy and been a member of this organization for over a decade. She has attended many conferences, seminars and workshops; read many books, and continues to look for ways to advance her knowledge and experience when working with animals. She loves working with animals and has had the opportunity to train with chickens, goats, alpacas, cats, horses, as well as, dogs. She delights in helping to improve the relationship and mutual satisfaction of owner and dog.
Office Manager & Jill of All Trades
Before coming to work at Mis Amigos Pet Care Center, Stephanie was a stay at home mom of two beautiful girls for twenty years. That was the hardest and most rewarding part of her life. She is now beginning her 5th year at Mis Amigos and has added this to her list of one of the hardest things she’s done, but just as rewarding. Because of her staff, customers and the dogs & cats, this truly is a dream job.
Adriana is an adventure seeking, wilderness lover. She has heard that a job can’t make you happy, but she feels she wasn’t truly living until she started working with the animals and people that she admires. She plans to further her career by majoring in chemistry and zoology while getting down and dirty with our beloved animals at Mis Amigos Pet Care Center.
Front Office & Kennel Tech
Desiree loves music and dance, as well as, animals and nature. She wants to go to performing arts school one day. She feels her job right now is the absolute best job she’ll ever have. She spends it with wonderful people and amazing dogs and cats.
Front Office & Kennel Tech
Davis loves animals and adventure. She plans on enjoying this beautiful opportunity God has given her to work with great people and their furry friends for as long as she can. Her job at Mis Amigos has humbled her and made her feel so much deeper than ever before. It’s all about the company you keep, even the four-legged kind.
Front Office & Kennel Tech
Kim has always had dogs and loved every one she’s met. She is a senior in high school and has already found her dream job working at Mis Amigos! Every day she is happy to come to work to see her furry best friends!
Jeanette likes to play video games and hang out with her four-legged children. She likes exotic animals and her future goal is to become a vet tech for all animals.
Leah recently moved to Silver City from Deming. She has always wanted a job working with animals, and working at Mis Amigos has been a great experience! She has two fur babies at home, Chewy her chihuahua and Loki her cat, and they’re both spoiled rotten.
Melvin was born and raised in Grant County. He works at Mis Amigos Pet Care Center as a kennel tech. This is his first job ever. He likes his work, and doesn’t consider this a job. It has more value than just a job. He loves working with the people and animals. He learns something new every day.
Magen has been with Mis Amigos for 4 years. What she loves about Mis Amigos is that every person there has found a way to treat every animal that walks through the door with love and care, as if they are one of their own.
Training & Marketing Coordinator, Trainer
Erin shares her life with her husband, Brent, and their rescued Australian shepherd, Suki. Erin grew up loving animals of all kinds, and dogs and cats were always a part of her family (as well as occasionally goats, chickens, ducks, rabbits and a horse). In 2000, she and her husband adopted a young puppy from the local shelter. Moqui taught Erin so much about training, behavior and dogs in general as Moqui was a very challenging puppy. It is with Moqui that Erin began clicker training and she never looked back. Moqui was the first of two anxious dogs for Erin and Brent. Their current dog, Suki, came to them at 3 years old with many anxieties. She is another dog who has taught Erin much and continues to teach her. Having dogs with behavior challenges drove Erin’s need for information. She is an admitted dog behavior and training geek, always seeking to improve her knowledge and skills. A trainer friend of Erin’s told her she knew that Erin was headed down the path of becoming a dog trainer even before Erin did. Erin loves teaching the Puppy Start Right Preschool classes at Mis Amigos and helping puppies and humans come together in happy, healthy relationships. You will also see her assisting Gail Skee in teaching Good Manners and Reactive Dog classes. In her spare time, you can find Erin on the trails hiking or mountain biking and volunteering for Aussie Rescue & Placement Helpline (ARPH).
Darlene Colmar has been training dogs for 22 years. She raised 4 dogs for Leader Dogs for the Blind and is an AKC Evaluator as well as a Tester/Observer for the Alliance of Therapy Dogs. When she lived in Asheville, NC, she was the training director for the Obedience Club of Asheville where she developed classes and was the instructor for STAR Puppy, Canine Good Citizen, AKC Rally and Obedience. She has been an instructor at Mis Amigos since 2017. Her classes are structured and have an atmosphere of fun and camaraderie. Her teaching philosophy is based on inviting the dog to offer the desired behavior and reinforcing that behavior when it happens. Being patient and understanding the dog’s point of view are her "secret weapons."
Hillary is a Silver City local, born and raised. In 2013, after college, she moved back to the Land of Enchantment to be closer to family and the mountains. She has always had a passion for learning as much as she can about animals of all shapes and sizes and is eager to continue doing so. Her second passion is seeking adventure, wherever it may be. On her days off, you will most likely find her on the trails. She loves having the Gila as her backyard and spends a lot of time utilizing the vast open spaces. She believes the staff at Mis Amigos share the compassion for animals that she has. They strive to go above and beyond to suit your pets' needs and are constantly learning from our four-legged friends.